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File #: 20-483    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 5/29/2020 Departments: HUMAN SERVICES AGENCY
On agenda: 6/30/2020 Final action: 6/30/2020
Title: Adopt a resolution authorizing an amendment to the agreement with StarVista to provide Transitional Housing Placement-Plus and Aftercare services to emancipated foster and probation youth, extending the term by one year from July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2021 and adding $1,720,736 for a revised total obligation not to exceed $4,689,578.
Attachments: 1. 20200630_r_StarVistaTHP, 2. 20200630_a_StarVistaTHP
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Ken Cole, Director, Human Services Agency
Subject: Amendment to Agreement with StarVista to provide Transitional Housing Placement-Plus and Aftercare Services

RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution authorizing an amendment to the agreement with StarVista to provide Transitional Housing Placement-Plus and Aftercare services to emancipated foster and probation youth, extending the term by one year from July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2021 and adding $1,720,736 for a revised total obligation not to exceed $4,689,578.

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BACKGROUND:
On November 15, 2017, the Human Services Agency ("HSA") issued a Request for Proposals ("RFP") to identify a provider for Transitional Housing Placement-Plus ("THP-Plus") and Aftercare services, and selected StarVista. StarVista best meets the needs of the County based on their proposed approach and their experience providing THP-Plus services to former probation and foster youth. THP-Plus originated in 2006 as a collaboration between the John Burton Foundation, the California Department of Social Services ("CDSS"), and the Corporation for Supportive Housing. THP-Plus offers transitional housing placement opportunities to address the critical needs of former foster and probation youth who have aged out (emancipated) of the foster care system but do not possess the maturity or economic self-sufficiency to transition to adulthood. This program provides supervised independent living housing and support services. Support services include regular visits to participants' residences, educational guidance, employment counseling, and assistance reaching emancipation goals outlined in participants' Transitional Independent Living Plan ("TILP"). The goal of the THP-Plus program is to provide a safe living environment, while helping youth learn the necessary life skills and obtain resources and supports to ensure self-suffic...

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